No-Cost CDL-B Commercial Truck Driver Training Starts April 24, 2017. Apply Today!

By on April 5, 2017
CDL-B Commercial Truck Driver Training

As part of the St. Louis trade union pre-apprenticeship program, Building Union Diversity (BUD), St. Louis Community College is offering a Class B CDL Truck Driver program at no cost for eligible individuals. BUD was developed to create a diverse workforce by providing non-traditional individuals opportunities to explore different career options with various construction trades.

A Class B CDL allows a driver to operate commercial trucks that have an attached cab and cargo area with a combined weight greater than 26,000 pounds, as well as trucks with a detached towed cargo vehicle that weighs less than 10,000 pounds. Several construction-related jobs require the Class B CDL. Careers requiring the Class B CDL are usually local or regional and may also require other job responsibilities; examples include: highway maintenance workers, cement truck operators, delivery truck drivers, dump truck drivers, waste haulers, and even mobile healthcare units.

Our experienced instructors are ready to help you succeed as a commercial driver! All students will receive 60 hours of training, over 2 weeks. The CDL-B program includes a combination of classroom time, mastering vehicle inspections, practicing maneuvers on a driving range and road, as well as 15 hours operating the truck. CDL testing is included and is scheduled upon successful completion of class.

The Class B CDL Truck Driving Program is being offered at no cost for a limited time.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18+ years old
  • Valid Driver’s License and 1 year driving experience required
  • Class B Learner’s Permit required
  • Attend a free Information Session at STLCC Forest Park Campus
  • Complete WorkKeys Assessment (Reading – 4; Math – 3; Locating Info – 3)
  • Must pass drug test and DOT Physical (testing provided at no cost)

This is an accelerated job training program designed to provide quality instruction on a short-term basis so that students can quickly move into the workforce.

Get started today:

  1. Register for a free Truck Driving Information Session at 314-984-7777.
  2. Complete the online application.

You must complete all eligibility requirements before you can register for class groups starting April 24, 2017.

About Rene Dulle

Rene Dulle is a Senior Program Manager for St. Louis Community College - Workforce Solutions Group. Her expertise includes collaborating with community partners and leveraging grant opportunities to develop workforce training programs leading to careers with livable wages. She has managed a variety of educational programs with a focus on the transportation industry, renewable energy, and environmental sustainability. Rene holds a B.S. in Environmental Science, specializing in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability, from Oregon State University, and a MBA from Saint Louis University. She currently serves on the OneSTL regional initiative to reduce energy and emissions.

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